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9/20/2018

Just as the ancient Greeks talked about ethos, logos and pathos, making persuasive arguments today requires credibility and logic, as well as an emotional appeal, says Carmine Gallo, Harvard instructor and author. "Everything about human nature -- from the stock market to where we invest to how we vote — is based on our emotional narratives that we tell each other as groups and within individuals," he says.

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Carmine Gallo, Harvard
9/20/2018

Employers can retain their best workers in a competitive labor market by offering excellent benefits, promoting from within, communicating one-on-one and discussing career paths, writes Scott Costa. "If you want all of your employees to know that you are seeing their best work, you can do it by announcing promotions on a regular basis," he writes.

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Scott Costa
9/20/2018

Finding the right mix of technology and people in industrial settings isn't easy, but it's the key challenge for evolving beyond an Industry 4.0 mindset, writes Keith Barr, CEO and president of Leading2Lean. "Manufacturing 4.0, in contrast, is a new dynamic era where unlocking and multiplying human ingenuity is central to manufacturing, increasing efficiency, inspiring a new generation of skilled workers, and creating bottom-line profitability," he argues.

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Keith Barr
9/20/2018

Xometry's online marketplace connects customers with manufacturers who offer the services and have the capacity needed to take on their projects.

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B2B E-Commerce World
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Xometry
9/19/2018

Luxury automakers Jaguar, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are preparing to release all-electric SUVs in competition with Tesla's Model X. Audi this week introduced its E-Tron model, which is expected to cost less than the Model X and to feature Amazon's Alexa voice tool.

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Audi, Tesla, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Amazon
9/19/2018

Amazon, which earned 50 cents of every dollar spent online in the US last year, is impossible to beat at its own game, according to New York University business professor Scott Galloway, speaking this week at Recode's Code Commerce conference. A panel of retailer CEOs said opportunities do exist, such as Shopify's model of working closely with merchants and Macy's advantage of a physical presence.

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Amazon, Macy, Shopify
9/19/2018

Your industry peers are attending the Groceryshop event Oct. 28 to 31 in Las Vegas. There are already team members from Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons, Alex Lee, Boxed, Blue Apron, Festival Foods, Foodtown, Gelson's Markets, Grocery Outlets, Ingles Markets, Lowes Foods, Meijer, Price Chopper, Raley's Supermarkets, SpartanNash, Sprouts, Stop & Shop, Supervalu, Tawa, Thrive Market, Wegmans and more. The FMI education track will focus on the omnichannel operating imperatives. If you are interested in bringing a team of operations, technology or marketing team members to the event, apply online for the Hosted Retailers & Brands Program, which provides you with travel reimbursement and curated meetings for your group. The deadline to apply is this Friday, Sept. 21. Apply here.

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groceryshop.com
9/19/2018

Learn Insights from Driscoll's, Cold Carriers and Philip Palin, an expert in supply chain resilience and catastrophe preparedness. These supply chain stakeholders (shipper, carrier and receiver) will walk you through real life events that we are all familiar with -- significant weather events, regulatory disruption and holiday surges, and how businesses can prepare for inevitable unplanned supply chain disruptions through the use of technology, network structure and carrier relationships. Listen here or download a case study on planning for disruption.

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fmi.org
9/19/2018

Maximize your learning by avoiding shortcuts and trying new things, especially in areas that you typically avoid, writes Jesse Sostrin. "When you look for the easy way, you'll save some time -- but the lack of learning and growth will ultimately limit your progress," he writes.

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Jesse Sostrin
9/19/2018

Google My Business is a tool for distributors looking to compete with Amazon, writes Susan Merlo. "You can quickly and easily get the word out about new products, ongoing sales, counter days and other events and promotions at the very top of the search engine," she writes.

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Google, Amazon